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    Plum wine - remove the pits?

    Hey Wade - Seeing some very sporadic amount of little bubbles coming up to the neck now. Whew!! Thanks for keeping me calm...
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    Plum wine - remove the pits?

    SG is 1.005. I have not fermented to completion in the bucket on the lees. Man, that would be a lot easier! Well, what's done is done now. I will go to the finish line in the bucket next time with the peach wine that is coming up in a week or so. What do you recommend comsidering where...
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    Plum wine - remove the pits?

    How do I know if I have a stuck fermentation? I racked the must of the sediment (after a week) and after 12 hrs or so, there are no bubbles in the wine. It looks like its just dormant. It was bubbling before the racking. An identical batch from one week earlier is still producing lots...
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    Plum wine - remove the pits?

    It looked good this morning, like the yeast I added is working. Thanks for the replies. What do I need to look out for on PH, and why is this going to be a bear? The peach wine last year was a bear too, I thought.
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    Plum wine - remove the pits?

    I used three oz per gal of metabisulfide on everything that the must touches. But, I didn't sulfite the fruit itself. I used 6 campden tabs since it was 6 gal in the container. I added these at the time I added the other ingredients, per the recipe. My concern is maybe there was some on...
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    Plum wine - remove the pits?

    Plum Wine - the new year Well I mashed up 44lbs of plums for 6 gal of wine. The pulp was in the bag for 24 hrs, and I just added yeast tonight. I saw what looked like yeast already in the bag before I added yeast, and now wonder if some yeast got in the must that wasn't killed by the...
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    Plum wine - remove the pits?

    Hey all!! - The peach wine from last year came out pretty good once it cleared. Soooo, it's plums this time.. DO I have to remove the pits from the plums in order to ferment? It's going to be such a bear to get all those pits out, and these are clingstone plums... Any advice?
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    Peach wine - what do I do now?

    Peach wine - what do I do now Well, It's Feb 23 and my wine still ahsn't cleared.....I added isinglass, and then later tried superkleer....still the same cloudiness. The problem started when I added the sorbate. Maybe I didn;t dissolve it enough. Now I have wine from beyond the grave...
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    Peach wine - what do I do now?

    Thanks Wade. I've has the wine at 75 deg for the last few days. BUT< I didn't stir it. The isinglass is still in it. Do I need to re-add it, or will the constant 75 deg just start to make it work? Any feel for when it should clear now it's at 75? Thanks for all your help. I...
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    Peach wine?

    I'm making peach wine now, from peaches I grew. I started Aug 3, and am still "in the process." This could take at least six months - so get started early......I'll be at 5 months in a few days, and am having problems getting the wine to clear. BUT - This is the best site on the web for...
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    Peach wine - what do I do now?

    I dont see any sediment, but there shouldn't be much. It's been racked off the sed several times. If there is any sed, it's too little to see from the outside, and the wine is too cloudy inside to see.. It was clear once. I was reading Wade to say the temp should be higher? What is the...
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    Peach wine - what do I do now?

    the temp should be around 65-70. It's in a closet in my house. I didn't add any more pectin. It WAS clear before I added these final ingredients. I have a programmable thermostat in my house. During the day or middle of the night, the house goes down to 60 degrees sometimes, if its that...
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    Peach wine - what do I do now?

    HELP - (again..) Wine wont clear ?? My wine was clear - but... Nov 3 - I added sulfites, sorbate, and also added some acid and tannin, because the wine tasted flat. The wine was still cloudy Dec 11, so I added isinglass. Now Dec 26, it's still as cloudy as it ever was. What do I do...
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    Peach wine - what do I do now?

    Thanks for all your input. How do I know when the wine is sufficiently degassed? I plan on doing this with a long stirring spoon. Will that be a problem? When does the aging of the wine start? Has it already started? I checked the recipe, and the info on the packages suggests more...
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    Peach wine - what do I do now?

    Wade E - Nice Glock - Is that a Mod 19? I have one just like it... Back to wine. I will increase the acid and taste again. You mentioned "condensing" the peach juice. What does that mean? (Sorry) If I bottle it, does that mean that I DON"T have to add sulfides every three months to...
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    Peach wine - what do I do now?

    peach wine - what do I do now And forgot... I did test the acidity, and it was about .6 which the box said it should be. So I didn't add acid.. Thanks for your advice..,.
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    Peach wine - what do I do now?

    Peach wine - what do I do now Thanks for your responses. I started at a SG of 1.08, last time I checked three weeks ago it was .995. It's been at .995 for 6 or 7 weeks. It just didn't clear, so I left it in the closet until it did... I have never degassed it. Is that critical? It's in a...
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    Peach wine - what do I do now?

    Been reading this site...it's the best thing on the web about wine. This is my first batch of wine. I grew the peaches and everything. The wine has been racked off the sediment a few times the last nine weeks (when I started), and has been unracked in the carboy for about three weeks. I...
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